Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Wish Foundation International Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,397,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,398,880

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Wish Foundation International Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,397,360

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13280 records found.